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Maria (Ricci) Di Ciocco

Born: Sun., Feb. 7, 1937
Died: Tue., Mar. 26, 2019


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 31, 2019
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., Apr. 01, 2019
Location: Blessed Trinity Church

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Maria Ricci Di Ciocco 82, affectionately called “Ninnella” by her younger sisters was born in Youngstown, Ohio on Feb. 7, 1937 passed away peacefully on March 26, 2019.

The daughter of Giuseppe and Beata (Di Giacomo) Ricci, she lived in Castiglione Di Carovilli until the age of 20. The town people distinguished her among all the others named Maria as  “Maria dell’America”. She returned to the US, and in Akron’s North Hill in 1957; worked at Laconi’s restaurant for 38 years, her customers and coworkers became her friends and affectionately called her “Pizza Mary”.

Preceded in death by her parents, nephew John Raymond, aunts, uncles, and cousins she is survived by her daughter Vana Vaccaro (John Schulz), sisters and brothers in law, Teodora and Bill Raymond, Assunta and James Huelsman, also nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends.

In past years Maria volunteered at the Carovillese Club’s spaghetti dinners. She enjoyed cooking, baking, listening to Italian music, and visiting with friends and relatives. She was a member of Blessed Trinity parish. Maria was a kind and gentle, woman, hard working, and devoted to her family, friends and neighbors. She will be missed. The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at AG/CC, and the staff at Rockynol Rehab, for their excellent care and comfort during her weeks of illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Monday at Blessed Trinity Church, 300 E. Tallmadge Ave. Akron.  Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 2 to 5 pm Sunday at Hennessy Funeral Home (corner of York and Main) 552 N. Main St. Akron.


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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

The Hennessy Family and the Staff of Hennessy Funeral Home

The Baranello Lodge
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
Dora, Sue and your families,
The thoughts, sympathies and prayers of the members of the Baranello Lodge are with you at the loss of your sister Maria.
Know that you have God's guiding hand to see you through this difficult time.

With Love and Prayers
The Baranello Lodge

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